Sex differences in type 2 diabetes: focus on disease course and outcomes

@inproceedings{Arnetz2014SexDI,
  title={Sex differences in type 2 diabetes: focus on disease course and outcomes},
  author={Lisa Arnetz and Neda Rajamand Ekberg and Michael Alvarsson},
  booktitle={Diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity : targets and therapy},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Women with type 2 diabetes (T2D) are less likely to reach the goals for hemoglobin A1c compared with men, and have higher all-cause mortality. The risk of cardiovascular disease is elevated among both men and women with T2D, however, the risk has declined among men over recent years while it remains stationary in women. Reasons for these sex differences remain unclear, and guidelines for diabetes treatment do not differentiate between sexes. Possible causes for varying outcome… CONTINUE READING
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